IT’S DELISH in Lisbon Portugal – Panda Cantina, Este Oeste, Adega of Belém – EP 1

by Melissa "Work those glutes" Boyd

Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, is not just known for its historic charm and picturesque streets but also for its burgeoning culinary scene. From traditional Portuguese fare to international delights, the city offers a gastronomic journey that promises to tantalize the taste buds and leave you craving for more. In this video, we embark on a culinary adventure, exploring some of the city’s hidden gems and popular eateries, all while soaking in the local culture and ambiance.

Panda Cantina: A Vegan’s Paradise

Our first stop is the much-raved-about Panda Cantina, located conveniently near Rossio. This eatery breaks the stereotype that vegan food is bland and unexciting. As we step inside, the warm and cozy ambiance immediately welcomes us, setting the tone for the meal ahead.

But the real star here is the vegan ramen. Served in a massive bowl, the ramen is a delightful concoction of rich broth, perfectly cooked noodles, and an array of fresh vegetables. Each spoonful is a burst of flavors, making it hard to believe that there’s no meat involved. The dish is not just a treat for the palate but also a visual delight, making it an Instagram-worthy meal. And true to our nature, we waste no time in diving into this bowl of goodness.

Este Oeste in Belém: A Sushi Extravaganza

Leaving Panda Cantina behind, we journey to Belém, a district celebrated for its historical landmarks. Soon, we uncover its rich culinary treasures. We arrive at Este Oeste, a sushi sanctuary blending authentic Japanese flavors with a touch of Portuguese flair, situated near the iconic Monument of the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos).

The highlight of our meal here is the 50-piece Sushi Platter. As the platter arrives at our table, we are taken aback by the sheer variety and presentation. From classic sushi rolls to some innovative creations, the platter offers a bit of everything. We challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zones, trying sushi variations we’ve never heard of, and each piece is a revelation.

A Perfect Culinary Ending at Adega of Belém

Our gastronomic exploration in Belém continues just a few doors down from the famed Pastéis de Belém. We are drawn to Adega of Belém, tantalized by the scent of freshly prepared seafood. The highlight of our evening is the impeccably cooked sea bass, capturing the very soul of Portuguese culinary artistry. It serves as a delightful conclusion to our food-filled escapade.

Throughout our journey, we make friends, share laughs, and immerse ourselves in the local culture. The joy of discovering new dishes, the thrill of trying something out of the ordinary, and the sheer pleasure of sharing a meal with friends make this experience truly memorable.

In true Tourabunga style, we end our day a tad tipsy, giggling our way through the streets of Lisbon, with our hearts full and our bellies fuller. As we always say in our videos, “We see food and eat it!” So, why not join in the fun? Gather your friends, neighbors, and anyone with an appetite for good food, and tune into the latest episode of Tourabunga. Trust us; it’s delish! Thanks for dining with us on this unforgettable culinary journey through Lisbon.

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Hi! We’re Melissa, Michael, and Samantha. We’re a nomadic family from the United States, currently living and building our new lives in Lisbon, Portugal. Follow us on our adventures as we explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer.